This weekend I celebrated two holidays: Almost-Mother's Day, and Mother's Day.
In my struggles to make the family I envision, I've met and connected with many women who are going through the same struggles that I am, so this post is for them.
Indeed, it is for us, the Almost-Moms, the women striving and struggling, and hoping and trying for the families we see in our dreams.
To those women with no interest in becoming mothers, and to all the men out there celebrating women this weekend, this is a loving, happy reminder that we're not all simply Moms or Not, there is a transitional period for many of us, and I want to recognize that and help others do the same. Let's ease the pain of the ones we love and turn something painful into something powerful, something joyful!
Hooray for all the Almost-Mothers out there! Let's celebrate this Saturday, kick up our feet, and enjoy our status not as non-Mothers but as Almost there Moms! We will make it. The future is ours for the imagining and what we can dream we can achieve. It's true. Every real achievement started out with the decision to move forward. Today let's move forward and enjoy this moment, knowing that the future is indeed bright.
If you know any Almost-Moms today who might need a little support moving toward Mother's Day, I'm here to say, please reach out. Be a friend, be a support. Send some love their way. Tomorrow is all about moms, let today be about those striving to be moms. Let it be about all of us trying to make our families one more person larger. It's no small feat, let's celebrate.
Maybe next year your celebration will come on Sunday, and you'll be able to reach out on the Saturday before Mother's Day and help another woman celebrate her status as an Almost-Mom. Keep the hope alive; for yourself, for your loved ones, and for all the families both now and yet to come.
Lots of Love,
Love and Peace to you and yours on your journey, wherever that leads!
There were two incredibly thoughtful friends who remembered me on this sometimes tough weekend and one sent me the following article. It's from Amy Young, a beautiful writer and speaker who identifies as a Non-Mom and it's an open letter to Pastors but I truly believe it should be titled, an open letter to Everyone (at least everyone in the countries and regions that celebrate Mother's Day). I've attached the link below and while I cannot and do not endorse all articles on timewarpwife.com, I certainly recommend this one. Have a read and let me know what you think!